slump

slump
slump1 [slʌmp] v
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language]
1.) to fall or lean against something because you are not strong enough to stand
slump against/over/back etc
She slumped against the wall.
Carol slumped back in her chair, defeated.
Ben staggered and slumped onto the floor.
2.) to suddenly go down in price, value, or number
≠ ↑soar
Sales slumped by 20% last year.
slump to
The currency slumped to a record low.
3.) also be slumped
if your shoulders or head slump or are slumped, they bend forward because you are unhappy, tired, or unconscious
Her shoulders slumped and her eyes filled with tears.
slump 2
slump2 n [C, usually singular]
1.) a sudden decrease in prices, sales, profits etc
slump in
a slump in car sales
2.) a period when there is a reduction in business and many people lose their jobs
≠ ↑boom
The war was followed by an economic slump.
a worldwide slump
3.) especially AmE a period when a player or team does not play well
in a slump
The Dodgers have been in a slump for the last three weeks.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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(as in walking on snow),


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